Heriot-Watt University


  • Location: City, Rural

About us

Be Future Made With Heriot-Watt University

At Heriot-Watt, we've been raising the bar and producing employable graduates since 1821. We are a university that specialises in Business, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Fashion Textiles - subjects which make a real impact on the world and society.

We collaborate with international business and industry to tackle the global challenges faced by the world we live in. That's one reason why Heriot-Watt undergraduates are highly employable and sought after by the best organisations worldwide.

Study at our 380-acre parkland campus in Edinburgh (voted best city for student experience and 3rd safest city in the world in YouGov polls), and join a community of over 27,000 students and an alumni network of over 140,000, who stand shoulder to shoulder with our leaders in ideas and solutions.

Be Future Made With Heriot-Watt University

At Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, we specialise in preparing you for a global career, with courses in Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Design and Fashion, Geography, Mathematics and Psychology. We’re a truly global university, and one of the top 30 universities in the UK.

What makes us different


95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation.

Go Global

With Go Global, Heriot-Watt's global student programme, you can carry your studies to our Dubai or Malaysia campuses, expanding your horizons along the way.

Discover Edinburgh

One of the world’s most beautiful cities with an exceptional quality of life, Scotland’s capital is a great place to live and study.

Travel Home Bursary

A £1,500 payment will be paid to all new students, identified as 'Rest of UK' by fee status. Moving away from home can be daunting and this allows you to get home when you need to!

“Heriot-Watt is in the heart of Edinburgh, which is the most culturally rich city in the UK. The campus itself is beautiful and breathtaking, with green everywhere you look – the perfect environment for any student. University for most of us is a place where we grow and discover ourselves. Heriot-Watt is the perfect place for this because of its welcoming community atmosphere.”

Ruvimbo Hungwe BSc Biological Sciences (Microbiology)
Be Future Made

Course locations

Main Site

Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS

Scottish Borders

Heriot-Watt University, Nether Road, Netherdale, Galashiels, TD1 3HE


Dubai Academic City, P.O. Box: 294345, DIAC, Dubai, DIAC

Edinburgh Campus

Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS

Orkney Campus

The Old Academy, Back Road, Stromness, KW16 3AW

Scottish Borders Campus

Netherdale, Galashiels, TD1 3HF